Bearcats Thump Kennesaw State, 95-67

Nov. 29, 2013

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  1ST 2ND F
Butler Recap Logo 28 39 67
Cincinnati Recap Logo 48 47 95

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Cincinnati, Ohio • Fifth Third Arena
Attendance: 6,627

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 TEAM STATISTICS Butler Recap Logo
  Points 95 67
  FG Made-Attempted 36-74 23-56
  FG Percentage 48.6 41.1
  3FG Made/Attempted 7-17 7-19
  3FG Percentage 41.2 36.8
  FT Made-Attempted 16-20 14-20
  FT Percentage 80 70
  Rebounds 44 31
  Turnovers 9 20
  Assists 20 9
  Steals 11 4
  Blocks 6 0
TEAM LEADERS Butler Recap Logo
Kilpatrick (20) Points Coleman (12)
Jackson (7) Rebounds Coleman (7)
Kilpatrick (6) Assists Love (3)
Sanders (3) Steals Love (2)
Jackson (4) Blocks ---

The University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team buckled down on defense Friday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena to thump visiting Kennesaw State, 95-67. Four Bearcats reached double digits with Sean Kilpatrick (Yonkers, N.Y./Notre Dame Prep) leading the way with 20 points.

With less than nine minutes remaining in the first half, the Bearcats (6-0) turned up the pressure forcing five turnovers and ending the half on a 22-6 run to take a 48-28 lead. Titus Rubles (Dallas, Texas/Blinn College) headed the charge as he notched eight of his career high 14 points during that time span.

The Bearcats pulled down 20 offensive boards which led to 23 second-chance points. On the defensive end, it forced 20 turnovers for 23 transition points. Jermaine Sanders (Far Rockaway, N.Y./Rice HS) had a career high three steals while four other players recorded two.

Cincinnati’s offense thrived on points in the paint, where 54 of the team’s 95 points were scored. UC had a shooting percentage of 48.6 (36-of-74) while the Owls shot 41.1 (23-for-56).

Kilpatrick led all scorers with 20 points, his fourth 20-point game of the young season, and had a team-high six assists. Justin Jackson (Cocoa Beach, Fla./Arlington Country Day) added 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocks. Shaquille Thomas (Paterson, N.J./NIA Prep School) also tallied 11 points while Jermaine Lawrence (Springfield Gardens, N.Y./Pope John XXIII HS) garnered a career high nine points.

Jackson has now blocked three or more shots in seven consecutive games, dating back to last season.

Cincinnati closes out its seven-game season-opening homestand versus USC Upstate on Tuesday, Dec. 3 with a 7 p.m. tipoff at Fifth Third Arena. The game is nationally televised on ESPN3 and can be heard on the radio at 700 WLW AM.

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